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Stolen ‘59 Les Paul and more

Discussion in 'Stolen Gear Registry' started by guitjopicka, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. guitjopicka

    guitjopicka Gold Member

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    Here’s a post from the owner of Arbutus Music in Nananimo, BC, Richard Leighton. He’s known as a genuine and caring soul and this must be devastating. Keep on the lookout across Canada for this stuff. If I come across pictures I will update it on here.

    Richard’s Facebook post:
    “If you know anyone who is selling a '59 Les Paul, '75 Tele Custom, '62 Westwood 77, 1916 Martin 00-18K and more, let me know, I'll meet them in person.” It was also stated to contact him or Nanaimo RCMP (probably both).
     
  2. Scotty

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    I hope he gets his gear back and/or” gets to meet them in person”
     
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  3. Chitmo

    Chitmo Gold Member

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    Pics and serial numbers would be helpful. Hope they catch the bastard(s)!
     
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  4. jdto

    jdto Gold Member

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    I can’t imagine it would be too easy to sell a ‘59 without it getting a full background check. I hope he gets it back.
     
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  5. guitjopicka

    guitjopicka Gold Member

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    Yeah, I’m a little surprised he hasn’t posted that yet, I’m almost figuring he has a reason not to at this point. But I can’t imagine what it would be.

    And yeah, not gonna be easy to unload a ‘59 or pre war Martin without a bit of digging by someone. Richard is renowned and very liked in the community. Everyone is watching out for him. I am just hoping this post helps get eyes open across Canada a bit. I can’t imagine it getting posted to the nanaimo Craigslist. Haha
     
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  6. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

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    Bastards. Will keep an eye open.
     
  7. R.S.Fraser Sr.

    R.S.Fraser Sr.

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    Part of this statement assumes that the thief/thieves know what they have stolen.
    They may just consider it a run of the mill guitar.
    And sell it to buddy etc.
     
  8. ezcomes

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  9. mturk

    mturk Gold Member

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    It's a '59 Les Paul Special not a Burst according to his FB page.
     
  10. Rabbit

    Rabbit

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    Still worth a pretty penny though !
     
  11. BSTheTech

    BSTheTech

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    I spoke to him last summer. He’s still looking for it.
     

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